Bicycle Corporation introduce guest DJ Bert Bevans for his fourth 'Roots' show this Sunday 22nd of November from 6 PM to 8 PM Indochina Time (ICT) and repeating on Thursday from 6 AM to 8 AM (ICT). Scientific Sound Asia radio is the Asian electronic music station for Sri Lanka, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, India, South Korea and the rest of Asia,
Bicycle Corporation is an Italian duo of the DJ and producer Marco Mei plus the skilled Stefano Ugliano a.k.a 6884. In the early nineties, Marco was starting on his musical journey as a DJ and producer.
He began doing his own nights as a collective known as 'Urban People' throughout the whole of Italy. This gained him notoriety and he earned a residency at Pacha, which led to him getting DJ bookings internationally, and launched him on a musical endeavour around the planet.
Raised in Torino, Italy, Stefano in his early years displayed a fortitude of abilities with music. He studied with a passion for classical piano, percussion, and drums, and he loved his Chopins and West African Djembes.
Over time that figure of 'the DJ standing on the stage performing' proved more and more mesmerising for the teenage Stefano. He wondered if those very electronic beats, so hard to get on ‘90s Italian radio stations, were going to launch a very new chapter in his life and then Bicycle Corporation was born.
Guest DJ Bert Bevans.
This week the guest DJ is Bert Bevans, Bert Bevans is a British Honduras-born DJ who started out playing "Block Parties" in Hollis, New York (NYC) followed by other legendary NYC clubs such as Studio 54, Paradise Garage, Xenon, Electric Circus, Bonds and the Playboy Club.
Bert's family immigrated to New York on July 27, 1969, and settled down in Jamaica, Queens and later moved to Hollis, Queens, where he lived during his teens. After school, he studied aviation, but he never finished his education, as he tells me himself: "If I had graduated, I would have had to go to Vietnam, so I left. I still love flying though!".
Bert explains that becoming a DJ was kind of a "Natural Progression". He started out doing "Block Parties" in Hollis and then things more or less just happened.
He never planned to be a DJ, but when he worked in Melody's Record Shop, most of the NYC DJs came there to get the latest releases. They liked him and would invite him to their clubs, and the rest is history.
In April of 1977 the most famous club of all time opened up its doors in New York, the club was of course Studio 54. It didn't take long before Bert played his first private party in the club and it definitely was not his last one in '54'.
The Studio 54 DJ Richie Kaczor was sent down to St.Thomas in the Virgin Islands to open up a '54' there. After a few months he was hired to open up another '54' in Barcelona, Spain and when leaving St.Thomas Richie turned the residency of Studio 54 in the Virgin Islands over to Bert.
After 2 years in the Virgin Islands, Bert was back in New York and soon he was given an offer by Steven Hatter of a residency at his club The Embassy in London, UK. This led to another residency at the other new London hot spot Xenon.
He moved along in the London club scene, playing in Camden Palace, a club owned by Rusty Egan and Steve Strange [of Visage], where he DJ'ed along with Colin Favor and "Evil" Eddie Richards. Bevans was travelling back and forth between London, New York and other cities all over the world for many years.
Then 1991 he met his old friend Justin Berkmann who was building a new "Paradise Garage type sound system" in a new club in London, which was to open up in September, the club was no other than the Ministry of Sound. Bert still travels extensively around the globe performing at various venues and nightspots.
For the past few years, he has helped Santeri build “Seduction” in Phuket which had the Ministry of Sound and Hed Kandi tours and just completed a deal with Café del Mar Ibiza. Recently, he helped open Ice and Spice Bar Ho Chi Minh City and we welcome him onboard our radio station, enjoy the show!
'Roots' episode 60 with Bert Bevans, 22nd November 2020.
T. Markakis - Marvin’s Touch
Daniel Rateuke & AWEN - Gold
Louie Vega & George Lamond - Woman (David Morales Mix)
Jakatta Feat. SEAL - My Vision (Vision Remix)
Quentin Harris & Jason Walker - Stronger
Michelle Shapa & David Morales - Let It Go
Jimpster - Echoes in My Head
Melonie Daniels, Tiger Wilson & David Morales - Show Love
Toshi & Timmy Regisford - Yiza
The Salsoul Orchestra - It’s Good for The Soul (Demarkus Lewis Mix)
Tracy Hamlin - Macarthur Park (DJ Spen & Thommy Davis Original Mix)
Barbara Tucker & Lil Louis - Beautiful People
Elle Cato & David Morales - And I’m Telling You
Namy - From Now On (DJ Spen Remix)
Marcos Barrios - Triballe
Jocelyn Brown - Believe
Janice Robinson & David Morales - Freedom
Brooklyn Friends & David Morales - Evolution Pt.1
Brooklyn Friends & David Morales - Evolution PT.2
Listen on Mixcloud here.